Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Almost Legal productions are bringing the cult zombie horror-comedy to the Hackney Empire on October 2, says Alex Bellotti.

Ahead of the new jukebox musical Dusty, the Finsbury Park actress tells Bridget Galton why the legendary diva’s music remains in ‘people’s hearts and minds’.

This nostalgic production was a clumsy look at Broadway’s Jewish history, says Marianka Swain.

Ahead of her new show, Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched, the former X Factor star tells Alex Bellotti why she could only ever be a performer.

Civil War politics is dull and distancing onstage, says Bridget Galton.

Hackney company 1927’s West End debut is a technical triumph, says Alex Bellotti.

A stellar cast fail to bond in David Mamet’s early work, says Bridget Galton.

Dr Frank N. Furter’s return is anything but a horror show, says Caroline David.

This updated Carmen is intriguing but its idea wears thin, says Caroline David.

Meat and murder provide a duet to relish, says Bridget Galton

Sam Holcroft’s high concept comedy could use a rethink, says Bridget Galton.

Jill Truman finds Bryony Lavery’s play a moving depiction of a mother’s pain.

Broadcaster Jonathan Maitland says his play depicts the conflicted loyalties of Mrs Thatcher’s back-stabbing chancellor Geoffrey Howe

The beautiful bonds of disabled life hit home in the affecting drama, says Caroline David.

It’s got a great cast, but this dinner party feels too long, says David Winskill.

This topical fable shines a light on the darkest corners of the internet, says Marianka Swain

This epic Indian fable is worth seeing for Zubin Varla’s tour de force performance alone, says Caroline David

Torben Betts’ black comedy set at a Muswell Hill dinner party spotlights middle-class dysfunction, says Bridget Galton.

The company’s founder tells Alex Bellotti how dance and music will together for four special shows at Sadler’s Wells.

This dark, resonating epic keeps it in the family, says Marianka Swain

Revamp of fairytale is chock full of beans, says Caroline David

Vignettes of drunken debauchery miss deeper issues, says David Winskill.

EastEnders star Lindsey Coulson is swapping screen for stage to bring to life the voices of the women who lived through the First World War.

Duke of York’s Theatre

The onstage action in Lindsay Posner’s much-hyped revival of Speed-the-Plow can’t begin to compete with its offstage drama. Ever since tabloid target Lindsay Lohan’s casting was announced, people have been taking bets on her actually making it to the theatre, let alone giving a West End-worthy performance.

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